Excelsior College Hires Vice President for Enrollment Management

Albany, NY – Following a national search, Excelsior College announces the addition of Breanne Simkin as associate vice president for enrollment management. This is a new role in the Provost’s Office.

Breanne SimkinA goal-driven and data-informed leader, Simkin was most recently the associate vice president for enrollment management at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., where she worked closely with campus faculty, staff, and administration to develop long-term enrollment strategies, improvements in student service, and a shared vision that ensures long-term enrollment success.

Simkin implemented a need-based institutional aid model to coordinate better financial access for students to the institution. With a focus on student engagement and holistic admissions, Simkin managed multiple areas to grow enrollment and net tuition revenue while improving the student experience. Serving as a member of the provost’s team, she will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies to support the College’s enrollment goals. Primary areas of oversight include Admissions, Student Financial Services, and the Records Office. In collaboration with the provost and the other members of the provost’s team, Simkin will be responsible for the development of data-driven strategies to increase student enrollment, while working collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure positive enrollment growth.

Simkin has presented at multiple national conferences, including most recently at the Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Conference 2019 on Developing a One-Stop-Shop, Combining Multiple Divisions to Serve Students. She is also a member of the National Association for Financial Aid Administrators and National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Simkin earned a Master of Science in pharmacy research and regulation from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

“I was drawn to Excelsior because of the mission of creating affordable and equitable access to education. Higher education is at an important crossroads, and Excelsior is well-positioned to be a leader in defining how the educational needs of the adult learner can be met. I look forward to bringing my enrollment expertise to work on important initiatives, for both the students and the institution, and continuing upon the successes at Excelsior College,” Simkin said.


About Excelsior College
Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.

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